Sunday, August 8, 2010

E-man Goes To Pennsylvania

UPDATE FROM SCOTT: in journalism we call it "burying the lead"....E-MAN'S TEAM QUALIFIED FOR ThE NATIONAL TOURNEY AT ESPN'S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX IN ORLANDO!! Ok Sue....go ahead. This was the weekend for E-man's team to go play in the Regional Championship in Pennsylvania. The weather was perfect. But the first game was an awakening storm. This is the Regional and the teams were slightly better than at the first tournament in Maryland. Needless to say the boys were shell shocked and lost the first game. The second game better, but still a loss. The third game, they were in their groove and won. The tournament is 3 on 3 with six players to a team. The fields are small and there is no goalie. The point is for a tournament of skill and passing and dribbling. All good things for young soccer players. So after three games, the divisions are tallied and needless to say E-man's team or as I should start calling them by their name, the Golden Jets were in the silver division. We headed back to our hotel in Lancaster for a rest. But we were just 40 minutes away from Hershey Park and when will we ever be here again? Scott and I do not view amusement parks as a good thing for E-man. But we'll do the sunset admission, it's half off, if it's terrible will leave. So at 5 p.m. we were off to Hershey.
We got to the entrance and all was going well. We got inside the entrance and E-man had a complete meltdown. In between we did get a few smiles. But as it got dark E-man said "shouldn't we get going?" about every 15 seconds.
Annie on the frog hopper
E-man on the Merrie-Go-Round while Abegail and Daddy did a roller coaster Mommy didn't even want to watch let a lone ride on. But according to Abegail it was the best roller coaster ever cause it went 58 mph! After four hours, we were out of there and ready for bed.
By the next day, Abegail was best buddies with one of the players younger 2 year old sisters, Layla-so cute!
E-man-going for it!
Annie watching when she wasn't doing her math work book, the good thing about tournaments- nothing to do in between games, she almost did the whole book!
We are tired of those standing up team pictures
By the end of the day-The Golden Jets had won both their games! Annie gives her brother a congratulatory hug!
They are champions of the Silver Division
Thanks Coach Mo-I love you Man...
oh and as champions of the silver division, they get to play in Orlando at Disney World in January, Scott immediately map quests it, "it's only 14 hours away, it's a chance of a lifetime."
Didn't we learn last night E-man can not do amusement parks??

Quotes from E-man
We drove in late at night to Lancaster on Friday night. All the kids were asleep in the car and were transferred right to bed in the hotel room.
When we woke up Saturday morning, E-man sat straight up and exclaimed...


The Googeg's said...

Love that disclaimer at the beginning. What an awesome accomplishment! I think after all that soccer I might have had a meltdown at the amusement park -- but then again they aren't really my thing. Y'all have a lot of energy!


Valerie said...

Great job Eman!!! Eman's eye is looking good!!!

Grandpa Arthur said...

Eman...I am so PROUD of you and all your hard work. You are AWESOME!

Grandpa Richardson